Our Children’s Area, sponsored by McAdam Landscape Professionals in Forest Park, will bring the spirit of the Highland Games alive for the next generation of budding athletes, pipers and dancers.
McAdam Landscape Professionals are closely tied to Chicago Scots. They manage the grounds and gardens at Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care in North Riverside, the primary charity of Chicago Scots since 1910. Our Red Red Rose Garden, and border gardens are breathtaking and provide three seasons of color and change. This year, McAdam Landscaping will install a native butterfly garden to create a living sanctuary for our seniors to enjoy. The butterfly garden is being funded with proceeds from the 2021 Kilted Classic Golf Outing. Since 1845 Chicago Scots has nourished Scottish identity through service, fellowship and celebration. We welcome everyone who is Scottish by birth, heritage, or inclination. Come join us!
We caught up with Scott McAdam Jr. to discuss his Scottish identity and the company’s support for Chicago Scots.
Q: Why was the Children’s Area your sponsorship of choice at the 2022 Highland Games?
As a second-generation, family-owned business, as well as a father to two children of my own, the Children’s Area seemed like a natural fit for our support. Becoming a father was my proudest moment, and McAdam Landscaping is proud to sponsor an area that brings families in a fun and interactive environment.
Q: What does the Highland Games means to you?
The Highland Games reminds me that in the fast and frantic pace of life, we should slow down to honor and respect our traditions and heritage.
Q: What does Scottish heritage means to you?
I am proud to come from a heritage that fought so fiercely for freedom and independence, as those are never a given and we must always fight to preserve them. Our family lineage has also been traced back to Clan Gregor, which carries its own, fascinating history.
Thank you to the entire McAdam Family including Scott Sr., Veronika and Amanda as well as Scott Jr., Brittany, Hudson and Harper.